5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Every woman is beautiful; unfortunately some of us don't realize it or don't understand it. I believe in empowering women by giving them the tools to understand it, own it and trust it.

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work at an eventhosted by The Women Social Health Foundation in partnership with theNew York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center:Reclaiming Healthy Intimacy, Passion and Pleasure.

At the event, Dr. Hilda Hutcherson identified body image as one of the issues women are facing in the process of reclaiming healthy intimacy. As a personal stylist, I help my clients explore, understand and make the most oftheir unique beauty. Dr. Hutchinson made me realize an aspect of my work I had never really envisioned before: reclaiming your inner beauty is part of the process of reclaiming healthy intimacy. Remembering these five principles will definitely help you in this process for feeling better about yourself and having better relationships.

1. Start focusing on your strengths
Because we live in a society where the media constantly remind us that we are not perfect, women tend to focus on their perceived flaws and lose their best assets in the process of hiding what they feel uncomfortable about. Those 'perfect' beauty standards are not a reflection of real women because truth is there are no standards and perfection is very subjective notion. We are all unique and beautiful. It is all about understanding your shape and dressing to suit it.

2. Remember: It's Not the Size that Matters, It's the Fit
Sizes fluctuate from one brand to another and from one cut to another. Even if it feels like navigating in a jungle, make sure the fit is always right whatever the size is. You will look more put together and leaner. Keep in mind that wearing larger or smaller size tends to make you look larger than you actually are.

3. You Can Be Fabulous at Every Age
Accept your age and dress to suit it. Dressing younger than your age generally makes you look older. Besides, there is nothing sexier than a woman who embraces her age instead of fighting it. In the same vain, wearing clothes that are coming from another decade will age you.

4. Find Your Flattering Color
Some colors just relate to your personal coloring and make you look healthier, younger, slimmer and brighter. They also make you FEEL healthier, younger, slimmer and brighter. Other colors bring out all the flows in your faces and can overwhelm you, so that people barely see you.

5. Love Who You See in the Mirror

If you do, you will feel confident and powerful!


Reclaiming your inner beauty is truly a self-discovery journey of self-acceptance and style-improvement that will lead you to a confident and dazzling you. So don't be afraid because this process will certainly be an exciting and rewarding adventure!

Do you know what are your best assets? Do you dress to enhance them or are you focusing too much on what you want to hide about yourself?

Do you need advice on how to find and enhance your best assets? Please ask!!
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